December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday Blood Drive 1 to 7 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Colonial Donors An Actor’s Dialogue with Actor Robert Prosky Listen to an award-winning actor discuss how his life informs his art. Admission is free but space is limited. Call 202-994-6178 to reserve a seat. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Third Floor Ampitheater Marvin […]

GW downs Seawolves, readies for Lady Vols

Junior Whitney Allen had a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the No. 20/21 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) to a 68-55 victory at Stony Brook (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon. Senior Kenan Cole and junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence had 13 points each, while junior Kimberly Beck and sophomore Jessica Adair each netted 12. All of Adair’s points came in […]

Right on target

When Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics, opponents spoke about a mysterious aura in the Boston Garden, half-jokingly referring to a tiny leprechaun that the late GW alumnus put on the opponent’s rim to knock out the ball. After he was honored by a pre-game moment of silence, Auerbach may have posthumously turned his attention […]

Students help produce D.C.-area public access show

GW students are on the air, and not just on GWTV. Led by professor Roxanne Russell, a group of students in the School of Media and Public Affairs has produced a 30-minute television piece for the D.C.-area public access program, “The Inner Loop.” The show, which aired on WDCW yesterday, focused on the D.C. Metro […]

Six GW activists arrested for AIDS protest outside White House

Twenty students, including six GW students, were arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday for protesting on White House property without a permit as a part of the World AIDS Day rally. The students dressed themselves as needles, pill bottles and doctors with coats stating “Missing Doctors.” They were released quickly after their arrest, said Global […]

Deans unsure of 4×4’s full impact on schools

School deans said last week that faculty across the University have mixed reactions to the four-by-four plan, with many wanting to know the impact the schedule would have on class time, teaching loads and financial savings before they cast a vote this spring. The four-by-four proposal is to switch from the current five-class, three-credit system […]

Geography and international affairs professor named best in the District

A GW professor was named 2006 District of Columbia Professor of the Year last month. Geography and International Affairs associate professor Elizabeth Chacko received the award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She was selected from a pool of more than 300 top professors in the U.S. Four American professors of the […]

Rapper Ludacris promotes safe sex on campus

Rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges discussed AIDS prevention with 400 students in the Marvin Center Friday for the YouthAIDS “Kick Me” campaign. “I’m here to save lives,” said the Grammy-winning artist and actor Friday, which was World AIDS Day. Ludacris’ message focused primarily on the need to practice safe sex and take regular HIV tests. “What’s […]

A Gray council: GW alumnus to lead top body in D.C.

For the past eight years, the wife of GW professor Dwight Cropp held one of the top positions in D.C. government. Now, the position is getting a little closer to the University. GW alumnus and Ward 7 City Councilman Vincent Gray won the uncontested election for D.C. City Council chairman last month after a landslide […]

SA Senate wants to develop online syllabi database

Members of the Student Association want to make a syllabi file available online for all undergraduate and graduate courses in time for the start of the fall 2007 semester to aid students in course selection. During the last SA Senate meeting earlier this month, the Senate passed a resolution calling for a database of online […]